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Meaning of hoarse

hoarse

Pronunciation: (hôrs, hōrs), [key]
— hoars•er, hoars•est.
  1. having a vocal tone characterized by weakness of intensity and excessive breathiness; husky: the hoarse voice of the auctioneer.
  2. having a raucous voice.
  3. making a harsh, low sound.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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